Best City To Live In
The county seat of Hailey offers
touches of new and old
in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Best Festival
What could be better than 1,500 woolly herbivores marching through Ketchum in the annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival?
Best Teacher
At the Community School in Sun Valley,
Suzanne Buchanan keeps young students
inspired about learning.

Best Hike
There are numerous excellent hikes in the mountains surrounding Sun Valley, but the trek to Pioneer Cabin is a clear favorite.

Best Local Athlete
Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington soared to new heights in winning the gold medal in the women's halfpipe competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Best Golf Course
At Sun Valley Resort, golfers of all abilities can test their skills in a mountain paradise.

Best Nonprofit Organization
The Animal Shelter of the
Wood River Valley is aiming to expand its reach in helping cats and dogs.

City/County Staffer

Jen Smith, director of parks and recreation for the city of Ketchum, feels blessed to live and work in the Wood River Valley.

Best Local Artist
The colorful tree paintings of Hailey artist Melissa Graves Brown
arouse an Idaho daydream.

The results of the Sun Valley Guide's sixth annual Best of the Valley survey are in!
Is your favorite Mexican restaurant still No. 1?
Is Warm Springs still our favorite ski run on Bald Mountain?
In the following pages, discover the best that the Wood River Valley
has to offer, from the most-loved dining and shopping spots
to the best entertainment, recreation and professional services.

The Best of the Valley survey is conducted online each spring.
Results of the polling are monitored and verified
to ensure that no ballot stuffing is possible.
Congratulations to all of the winners!







Don't forget to vote in next year's survey,
which opens April 2015 at

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